Job Post: Full time OT in Mental Health at Front Street in Santa Cruz and Monterey County https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=27402&clientkey=30EB146A46BF4C3AF8C3B4820AA913EA&jpt=ce005d0566662cc55edb1af18a170e71
Contact Patrice moc.tstnorfnull@kayvosp
The attack on the United States Capitol has no place in our country or in mental health occupational therapy. The events that took place caused physical and mental/emotional harm both to those who were present and those watching. POTAC upholds the values for trauma informed care, and acknowledges that attacks on our democracy and acts of white supremacy can traumatize or re-traumatize others, especially our BIPOC community. The AOTA Code of Ethics (2020) states that occupational therapy practitioners shall “not engage in actions that are uncivil, intimidating, or bullying or that contribute to violence (p. 26).”
The Psychiatric Occupational Therapy Action Coalition (POTAC) recognizes that oppression of rights, representation and systemic discrimination exist, and that change begins with each of us. Anti-racism, anti-oppression starts with an awareness of thoughts, language, and actions. These actions include actions that are uncivil. Such awareness should lead to the necessary, but difficult discussions and actions in order to positively change the mental health community and the profession of occupational therapy.
POTAC remains committed to be actively involved working to end racism and to provide social and occupational justice for all marginalized groups. Attacking democracy attacks our occupations as citizens and negatively impacts our rights to engage freely in our occupations without fear or threats of violence.
Please see OTAC’s Statement on January 6, 2021 Rioting at the
United States Capitol
Join POTAC Online January 23, 2020 to address “Anti-Racism in OT: Uprooting White Supremacy and Steps for Combating Racism in Your Practice”.
Tickets are free for POTAC members but are required for rsvp ($25 for nonmembers): https://potac.ticketleap.com/anti-racism-in-ot/
Occupational Therapy Training Program- San Francisco is hiring for a full-time Vocational Specialist, MS,OTR/L.
About OTTP from (www.ottp-sf.org): “OTTP serves children, youth, and young adults ages 3 to 24 through an array of prevention, early intervention, school-based, workforce development, and after-care services. Our community-based services meet youth where they’re at, including their home, school, and community environments. Our interventions include assessment, therapeutic individual intervention, therapeutic groups, psychotherapy, family therapy, employment, and case management. Therapeutic activities are hands-on, engaging, and meaningful to our clients. This is why we say we are ‘healing through doing.'”
To see the full JD and how to apply, click here.
The Good Samaritan Hospital, Mission Oaks Campus in Los Gatos has an opening for a Per Diem OT in the Adult Inpatient Behavioral Health unit. Psychosocial experience is preferred, but willingness to learn and to work in this area of OT is also very important and desirable!
Contact person is Thomas DeFranco, Manager of Rehab Services at 408-559-2307, moc.erachtlaehachnull@ocnarFeD.samohT